After learning that a female goat named Basanti was auctioned off by Central Railway officials following her seizure for being transported in a train illegally, PETA India sprang into action and worked with Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and Central Railway officials to obtain custody of the animal, likely saving her from being sacrificed, and to ensure that she was relocated to a reputable sanctuary in Sangli, where she’ll never be tied up or face slaughter again and live in the company of other goats.
Although no religion requires animals to be slaughtered, many animals, including goats, sheep, and others, are sacrificed during Eid or at temples, in blatant violation of the law. The slaughter of animals for food is permissible only in registered or licenced slaughterhouses equipped with species-specific stunning methods (for rendering animals unconscious before killing them), under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001, and the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011.
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